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Law enforcement agencies warn of telephone scam targeting grandparents

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a telephone scam involving grandparents of college-aged students. The scammers recently bilked a Douglas County couple of $4,000, said Sgt. Pat Brooks. In Carson City, people have been targeted in the past with a similar scam.

The way the scam works is a caller phones a relative, usually a grandparent, and informs them their grandchild has gotten into trouble with the law while on spring break. In the most recent case, the grandchild was said to be in trouble with the law in Nashville, Tenn.

WNC offers new driver education classes over spring break

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered by Western Nevada College over spring break. Each session includes four days of instruction, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $100.

Two spring courses will meet on the WNC Carson City campus on Saturdays, March 15-April 5; and Monday-Thursday, April 14-17, during the Carson High School spring break.

Two classes will be offered in Douglas County at the Eastfork Fire Station in Genoa, Monday-Thursday, April 21-24, during the Douglas High School spring break.

WNC New Driver Education Class in Carson City and Douglas

New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered by Western Nevada College over the winter break and in spring 2014. The cost for the winter break class is $95. After January, the cost will be $100. Each session includes four days of instruction, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WNC will offer one winter break class in Carson City, Monday, Dec. 30 and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 2, 3, 4 (no class Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31 and January 1) at Silver State Charter High School.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 3-10

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 3-10. Opening day of fishing for most California lakes and streams is Saturday, April 27.
The California Department of Fish and Game 2013-14 rules and regulations for freshwater fishing are attached below.

Behind the scenes of a legislature reporter (this one, anyway)

by MOLLY MOSER

I’ve successfully reported the very first half of the legislature and have been through quite a lot. The majority of the experiences are good and quite silly and I would like to share them with you. Not a lot of people get to witness what’s behind the curtains of a Nevada Media Alliance reporter. Here, I share my experiences, in no particular order including: my efforts, encounters, and outcomes all while reporting for the Nevada Legislature.

Growth of an Alliance

I took some time over Spring Break to look back on what we’ve done so far. It makes me happy to see the breadth of issues that our reporters have covered — animal cruelty legislation, protests, measures to protect children from human trafficking, and so much more. Their work has been featured in the Reno Gazette-Journal and on our local NPR and PBS affiliate stations — and it’s no wonder why. It’s quality journalism.

Don Q's fishing report for the week of March 27 to April 2

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This fishing report For the week of March 27 through April 2.

Don Q's fishing report for week of March 20-26

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 20-26.

ALMANOR LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Weather will fluctuate from low 50’s to mid-60’s.
Still dry road conditions and low congestion on the water.

Don Q's fishing report for week of March 13-19

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 13-19.

Don Q's weekly fishing report for the week of Feb. 27 through March 5

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of February 27.

Don Q's weekly fishing report for Feb. 20-27

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and stream in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Feb. 20-27.

Don Q's fishing report for week of Feb. 14-20

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Feb. 14 to 20.

Don Q's fishing report for week of Feb. 6-12

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Feb. 6-12.

Don Q's Fishing Report for week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Jan. 30 through Feb. 5.

Don Q's fishing report for the week of Jan. 23-27

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California, the Sierra and southern Oregon. This report is for the week of Jan. 23-30.

Don Q's fishing report for week of Jan. 16-22

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California, the Sierra and parts of Oregon. This report is for the week of Jan. 16-22.

Don Q's Fishing Report for week of Jan. 9-15

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of Jan. 9.

“Make a Movie” Spring Break Camp (Ages 6-16)

Event Date: 
April 1, 2013 (All day)

Be an actor! Shout out, “Lights! Camera! Action!” We’ve got the script. If you wish to act, you can audition. You and the others will be doing the needed skills of gathering costumes and props, manning the cameras, controlling the lights and clapping the clapper. For registration go to www.breweryarts.org.

Tuition: $150 (140 BAC/NNFF Members)
Daily 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
April 1 – April 5
Instructor: Darla Bayer
Location: Class held in Media Center

Snow ruins spring break, saves skiing

Carson High School senior Julianna Powell and her friends had a plan for spring break.

But Mother Nature had different plans. After a mild start to the week, cold temperatures moved in Wednesday, followed by snow flurries Thursday and Friday.

Fishing Report for the Week of May 4-11

Here is the Nevada, Northern California, Sierra and Southern Oregon fishing report for the week of May 4-11.

ALMANOR LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Water surface temperatures are at 44.7 degrees and water clarity has improved in most areas to 6.5 to 7.5 feet.
Lake Almanor looks great, and the bite has really picked up.
Welcome to "Prime Time."

Fishing Report for the week of March 30 to April 5

Here is the weekly fishing report for Northern and Southern Nevada, Northern California, Eastern Sierra and Southern Oregon rivers and lakes. This report runs through April 5.

ALMANOR LAKE, CALIF:
Brian Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service (539) 283-4103) www.bigdaddyfishing.com reports:
The winter trout bite at Lake Almanor continues to be pretty solid....when you can get to the lake!

Fishing Report for the week of March 23

Here is the fishing report for Northern Nevada, Northern California, Southern Oregon and the Sierra for the week of March 23 through March 30:

Record-Breaking Numbers Of Students Rally Against Budget Cuts At Legislature

By Andrew Doughman / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – The Capitol had a new vibe this morning: less gray hair, more noise.
In what some say was the largest student protest ever held at the Legislature, more than 1,000 students thronged the cold, snow-swept capitol grounds to protest Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $162 million proposed cuts to higher education.

Snow for Show: Heavenly's 'Winter of all Winters'

The latest storm to hit South Lake Tahoe helped boost Heavenly Mountain Resort's year-to-date snow totals well past the 400-inch mark, or more than 30 feet, roughly enough snow to cover the famous Babe the Blue Ox statue in Klamath, Calif.

This is the third-best snow season in Heavenly’s history and forecasters are predicting as much as six more feet before this round of storms clears.

Fishing report For the week of March 16-23

Here is the Northern Nevada, Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing report for the week of March 16-23.

ANGEL LAKE, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife www.ndow.org reported: The road is closed.

BLUE LAKES AREA, CALIF:
Dave Kirby of the Woodfords Station (866) 694-2930 www.woodfordsstation.com reported: The road is closed for the winter.

CAPLES LAKE, CALIF:

Northern Nevada and California fishing report for week of March 9-16

Here is the Northern Nevada, Northern California and Southern Oregon Fishing Report For the week of March 9-16:

Spring break promises fun, snow and scenery at Lake Tahoe ski resorts

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Pencils down at Lake Tahoe. It’s time for Spring Break and outdoor recess is in session (http://www.TahoeSouth.com).

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